Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hello, Homer

A week ago today, Homer the Blind Wondercat came to the Rainbow Bridge. His Mom & Dad didn't tell the world for a few days, giving them time to grieve privately.

The news hit everyone hard and Mama was no different. She shed some tears knowing what Homer's Mom was going through, wishing she could offer some comfort. Homer touched many people and changed many lives just by people knowing about him. Mama is especially thankful that his Mom wrote the book about him. It helped her make a very special friend.

Back in October of 2010, Homer's mom, Gwen Cooper, came to Kansas City to read from her book. Mama decided to go, even though she was going to have to go by herself. It turned out that I was tweeting with @Ryker_Tyker that day and found out his mom was going too! We worked it out so that our moms would meet at the reading.

It was a great night! Mama got to meet both Ryker's mom and Homer's mom! Mama and Ryker's mom have since become very special friends and it's all thanks to Homer and his mom.

I made sure to welcome Homer to the Rainbow Bridge and thank him purrsonally for leading Mama to such a good friend. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Featured Furry-Spider

Mama met a very pretty black kitty at Wayside Waifs this week. Her name is Spider. She's not scary though, just speedy.

Spider is an Oriental Shorthair mix. She has a very graceful face and a slim body. She's a year old and quite playful.

She is very sweet and has lots of love to give. She gave kisses to Mama and even nibbled her ear. Check out this video that A Tonk's Tail's mama took.

If you want to give Spider a forever home, you should do it before the end of August. Until then, all black pets are half price! What a deal!



Monday, August 19, 2013

Goodnight, Harvey Monster

If you're friends with Mom on Facebook or follow her on Instagram, then you've probably seen the pictures she posts of me at night while I'm sleeping.

Apparently, it's become quite popular! She calls it "Goodnight, Harvey Monster." I do look pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

If you want to follow along, check out Mom's Instagram account. She doesn't get a picture of me every night, and sometimes she posts pictures of the new interloper, Lowenstein or the dumb dog, Yaz. It's worth it to see my snoozing face a few times a week though!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Featured Furry-Herbert

There is a great cat at Wayside Waifs waiting for his forever family to come along. His name is Herbert and he's a pretty nice guy.

Herbert-a.k.a. Herbie the Love Bug-came to Wayside as a stray. He's four years old and is ALL man-cat. Mama says he has a big, solid head, so watch out if he gives a head butt!

Every time someone walks into his room, he politely says hello. He likes to be petted, but can get overstimulated and nip at your fingers. Because of this, he should go to an adult-only home or possibly one with mature teens.

Herbert is also FIV positive. All that means is that his immune system isn't as strong as it should be. If he were to get a cold, he would need to see a vet to keep him healthy.

If you'd like to meet this good looking man-cat, go check him out at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet Our New Addition!

We have a new family member and his name is Lowenstein.

It all started when Mama was looking at kitties on the Great Plains SPCA website. She came across this handsome fellow. The cool part? His name at the shelter was Palmer! Mama thought maybe it was a sign. She decided that she and Dad should go look at him, so they did.

Mama fell in love with Palmer in an instant. He was sweet and cuddly right away. He had Dad wrapped around his paw quickly, too.

Mama and Dad decided that they shouldn't bring him home without telling Grandma and Grandpa first, so they put a hold on him. They started discussing names, too. Palmer Palmer would have been cute, but they wanted to keep up with the theme of names from A League of Their Own. They finally settled on Lowenstein.

The next day they drove back to Great Plains to make it official. It was a very happy time for all of them!

So far, things have been going great. Lowenstein has been living in Mama and Dad's room. He is a champion cuddler and nuzzles Mama's face. He's just what she has needed! Introductions to the other furry family members have been slow. Harvey isn't crazy about another cat in the house and Evelyn is scared of everything. He and Dottie took to each other right away though!

Lowenstein is very small. He's five years old and was brought into the shelter as a stray. They have no idea what his life was like before he was rescued, but surely a cat this sweet lived with a family before. He's got the tiniest little meow and is never pushy. Whenever one of the other cats hisses at him, he just ignores it and doesn't let it upset him.

He's taking on many of the responsibilities that used to be mine. He sleeps with Mama, talks to her, and keeps her company when she's in the bathroom.

I have a feeling Lowenstein and Mama are going to have a strong bond. He's already got her back!